Hi all, hope someone here can give me some advice! I've just finished a baby quilt on which I tried machine quilting for the first time, but I had real difficulties with the tension. I am using a second-hand Husqvarna 500 machine, which is one of these clever computer ones, telling you what tension and stitch length etc to set the machine to. But, as I was stitching in the ditch I found the tension got tighter and tighter as I went along. I tried changing the tension up and down, but I think what was happening was that the thread was actually catching on the cotton reel on the spool. How do you prevent this happening - I can't sew a straight line unless I look at what I'm doing so can't keep an eye on the thread and sew at the same time! I think there may have already been a question like this on the forum(I apologise if I am repeating things) but I can't find the thread (I really apologise for that one! lol). Thanks in advance.